The Sad Tale Of Glenda Seim

The Sad Tale Of Glenda Seim The Story of a Romance Scam Victim who became a Money Mule then a Federal Convict at age 81 A SCARS Victim Story Glenda Seim, Convicted Money Mule! An 81-Year-Old Kirkwood Woman Pleaded Guilty To Being A "Money Mule" For An Online Scammer 81-year-old Kirkwood, Missouri woman pleads guilty to being "money mule" An 81-year-old Kirkwood woman pleaded guilty to [...]

Did The FBI on IC3.gov Ignore Your Crime Victims’ Rights?

Did The FBI on IC3.gov Ignore Your Crime Victims' Rights? U.S. Crime Victims' Rights & Reporting To The FBI on IC3.gov Did You Receive Information From The FBI? A SCARS Advocacy Project All Scam Victims - Please Note: Did you report your scam to the FBI? Via IC3.gov? More importantly, did you receive ANY of these notifications from them after reporting your crime? Were you ... Notified that you [...]

Trump Executive Order Establishing a Task Force on Consumer & Cyber Fraud [Update: Terminated By Joe Biden]

Update: Terminated By President Joe Biden 2021 Executive Order Establishing a Task Force on Consumer & Cyber Fraud While a large portion of the intent of this Executive Order is on establishing a Federal Task Force on various activities, its action also includes online and Internet-based fraud, scams, and cybercrime. It formalizes a United States Government response to place new attention of all forms of transnational crime across the board and empowers new actions and [...]

FBI Advice On Children’s Online Dangers

FBI Advice On Children's Online Dangers Advice on how to keep your family safe online! United States Attorney’s Office, FBI Warns of Online Dangers As the world continues to operate in a more virtual environment due to COVID-19 restrictions, Acting United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar and Christopher R. Derrickson, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Division are reminding people to continue to be vigilant [...]

The “Magazine Scams”

The "Magazine Scam" Target Confused Seniors With Magazine Rip-Off Scams The Magazine Scam - Victim Information From the U.S. Attorney, District of Minnesota What is the “Magazine Case”?  The “magazine case” is a series of federal cases brought in the District of Minnesota, which charge more than 60 defendants with a telemarketing scam that swindled seniors and other vulnerable victims out of more than $300 million. The scam [...]

SCARS™ Scam News: 9 Charged In Romance Scams And Mystery Shopper Scams In Chicago

SCARS™ Scam News: 9 Charged In Romance Scams And Mystery Shopper Scams In Chicago 9 Defendants Charged In Chicago In International Investigation Targeting “Romance Scams” And “Mystery Shopper” Schemes CHICAGO — Seven Chicago-area residents are among nine individuals arrested in the United States and Nigeria as part of an international investigation into online “romance scams” and “mystery shopper” schemes. During the Chicago-based investigation, dubbed “Operation Gold Phish,” law enforcement identified a variety of cyber-enabled fraud [...]

Cell Phone Scam – SCARS™ SCAM NEWS

SCARS™ SCAM NEWS: Cell Phone Scam Fifth Defendant Sentenced to Prison for Sophisticated International Cellphone Fraud Scheme A former West Palm Beach, Florida resident who was extradited to the United States from the Dominican Republic was sentenced to 65 months in prison today for multiple criminal charges in connection with a sophisticated global cell phone fraud scheme that involved compromising cellphone customers’ accounts and “cloning” their phones to make fraudulent international calls. U.S. Attorney Ariana [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: FBI Report To The U.S. Congress On Scams

SCARS™ Special Report: FBI Report To The U.S. Congress On Scams On June 9th, 2020 the FBI's Assistant Direct Calvin Shivers delivered a report to congress on the state of online fraud during the Coronavirus crisis. Here is that report: BY: CALVIN A. SHIVERS, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS, U.S DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD BEFORE THE UNITED STATES SENATE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY, WASHINGTON, D.C. FOR A HEARING ENTITLED: “COVID-19 FRAUD: [...]

SCARS™ Anti-Scam Tips: Avoiding Natural Disaster Fraud

SCARS™ Anti-Scam Tips: Avoiding Natural Disaster Fraud Tips on Avoiding Fraudulent Charitable Contribution Schemes The National Center for Disaster Fraud reminds the public to be aware of and report any instances of alleged fraudulent activity related to relief operations and funding for victims. Unfortunately, criminals can exploit disasters, such as Hurricane Harvey, for their own gain by sending fraudulent communications through email or social media and by creating phony websites designed to solicit contributions. Tips [...]

SCARS™ Guide: Natural Disaster Frauds & Scams

SCARS™ Guide: Natural Disaster Frauds & Scams As Another Major Hurricane Approaches The Department Of Justice Reminds The Public To Be Aware Of Fraud And Report It To The National Center For Disaster Fraud The Department of Justice established the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, when billions of dollars in federal disaster relief poured into the Gulf Coast region, which opened opportunities for criminals to exploit people during [...]

SCARS™ Victim Alert: U.S. DoJ & FBI Internet Fraud Victims’ Notice

SCARS™ Victim Alert: U.S. DoJ & FBI Internet Fraud Victims' Notice Important Notice to Victims of Internet Fraud from the United States Department of Justice The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee is prosecuting numerous individuals in connection with an international fraud perpetrated, in part, through online dating websites. If you have sent or been asked to send money to or on behalf of the following, you may be a victim [...]

WESTERN UNION REFUND / RECOVERY SCAM

URGENT SCAM ALERT - READ & SHARE WITH EVERYONE WESTERN UNION REFUND / RECOVERY SCAM Scammers are copying the FTC / Western Union Recovery website, as well as calling previous victims pretending to be part of the recovery process! The FTC will NEVER ask you to send money to apply for the recovery of monies from Western Union, or for ANY other reason. If someone claiming to be with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) contacts [...]

SCARS™ Special Report: Getting Help From The FBI

SCARS™ Special Report: Getting Help From The FBI After You Report A Scam To The FBI (United States Federal Bureau of Investigation) via their www.IC3.gov website or by other means to one of their special agents, the FBI provides special Victims Services for you. FBI Victim Services FBI Victim Services Overview: The FBI's Victim Services Division (VSD) is responsible for ensuring that victims of crimes investigated by the FBI are afforded the opportunity to receive [...]

RSN™ Guide: U.S. Elder Justice Initiative

RSN™ Guide: U.S. Elder Justice Initiative The Elder Justice Initiative On February 22, 2018, in response to a coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases, President Donald Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated: “The Justice Department and its partners are taking unprecedented, coordinated action to protect elderly Americans from financial threats, both foreign and domestic …” He went on to state: “When criminals steal the hard-earned life savings of older Americans, we will respond with all [...]